Unusual Gel-Like Substance Found on Far Side of Moon Finally Identified

09 Juillet, 2020, 21:22 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Mysterious, gel-like substance discovered on the far side of the moon has been identified

Back in August a year ago, China's mission Yutu-2 rover informed the world about the presence of a weird gel-like substance in a crater situated on the far side of the moon. What was it? Aliens? Space snot? Melted rock?

A staff led by scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed an analysis of the substance in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Most recently, Mike served as Tech Editor at The Daily Dot, and has been featured in USA Today, Time.com, and countless other web and print outlets.

It's rock, a lot more precisely "effects soften breccia". A form of rock, breccia is formed when fragments of rocks or minerals get fused together to form a gel-like structure. Melt it down and it can become glassy-looking.

Yutu-2, portion of China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander mission to investigate the mysterious considerably side of the moon, took a nearer look at the unusual obtain in late 2019.

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Based on the information, researchers suggest that the substance was formed by "impact-generated welding, cementing and agglutinating of lunar regolith and breccia".

A meteorite impact is a likely suspect.

"Chang'e-4 rover discovered a dark greenish and glistening impact melt breccia in a crater during its traverse on the floor of Von Kármán crater within the South Pole Aitken (SPA) basin on the lunar farside", the scientists write. Instead, it's a mixture of various substances including possible glass that was formed in the heat of an impact with the lunar surface, giving it a shiny appearance.

One of the big questions around the "gel like" substance appears to have been answered. It wasn't aliens, but it was a fun moon thriller with a fulfilling summary.

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